Concluding a three-day festival entitled "Beyond Flamenco: Finding Spain in Music" guest conductor Angel Gil-Ordóñez and the University of Chicago Symphony Orchestra team up to present an evening of Spanish masterworks by Manuel de Falla (1876-1946), Jesús Guridi (1886-1961), and Joaquín Turina (1882-1949).
"Pantomime" and "Ritual Fire Dance" from Falla's El Amor Brujo (1914-1916) open this exciting concert followed by famed Spanish pianist Pedro Carboné's rendition of Falla's Noches en los Jardines de España (Nights in the Gardens of Spain) for piano and orchestra (written between 1911-1915). Jesús Guridi's ten movement suite Diez melodias vascas (Ten Basque Melodies) composed in 1941 features an astonishing look at varying Spanish harmonies, rhythm, and soaring melodies. The performance concludes with Joaquín Turina's Danzas Fantásticas from 1920.
This performance was given at the University of Chicago's Mandel Hall on 06 March 2010.
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